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Applicability of a Deterministic Approach to Transfer the Minimum Fracture Toughness Between Different Temperatures in the DBTT Region

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Toshiyuki Meshii, Teruhiro Yamaguchi, Koki Fukinbara

University of Fukui, Fukui, Japan

Paper No. PVP2016-63142, pp. V003T03A067; 6 pages
  • ASME 2016 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Volume 3: Design and Analysis
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 17–21, 2016
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5039-8
  • Copyright © 2016 by ASME


In this paper, we demonstrate that a deterministic approach requiring only tensile test data for different temperatures has a possibility to predict the minimum fracture toughness for these temperatures. The material is assumed to be in the Ductile-to-Brittle-Transition Temperature (DBTT) region. The approach was based on one of the authors’ finding that the critical stress σ22c of the modified Ritchie-Knott-Rice criterion is correlated with the minimum fracture toughness and shows very small scatter and is specimen configuration independent. The criterion predicts onset of cleavage fracture of a material in the DBTT transition temperature region, when the crack-opening stress σ22 measured at a distance from the crack-tip equal to four times the crack-tip opening displacement δt exceeds a critical value σ22c. The proposed approach is expected to overcome some inconveniences which recent studies have reported to the Master Curve parameters vary with size and temperature.

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